Legends Ride roars out of Deadwood for the 15th year

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Hundreds of bikes packed onto Deadwood’s Main Street Monday morning to get ready ahead of the 15th annual Legends Ride taking place in the afternoon.

Thumbnail Img 6313This charity ride, hosted by the Buffalo Chip, brings together bikers and celebrities, who together raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

Since it’s inception in 2008, the ride has generated more than $1.6 million.

In addition to the ride, the Chip also auctions off a custom motorcycle and artwork, including David Uhl’s painting of Gov. Kristi Noem on her horse.

“When you’re coming out, we’re on vacation. You’re coming out here, you can drop, you know, $150 or something, and it adds up to making these big differences in children’s lives and also the development of the Motorcycle Museum,” says Rod Woodruff, owner and founder of the Buffalo Chip.

Money raised from this year’s ride will go towards Special Olympics South Dakota, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, and Treasured Lives.

Governor Noem was also along for the ride and encouraged those bidding in the auction to “empty their pockets” for Treasured Lives.

“Thank you so much for helping this foundation that gets those that are victims of human trafficking into a new life. A new beginning helps them heal and be restored, and we just thank you for doing that,” Gov. Noem says.

The ride took off from the Silverado Franklin at around 3 p.m. and ended at the Buffalo Chip.

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